Colorado chef Caroline Glover from Annette to Stanley Marketplace wins James Beard Award

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Caroline Glover of Annette in Aurora accepts her James Beard Award June 13 in Chicago. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

Colorado chef Caroline Glover of Aurora Anette is now a James Beard Award winner.

  • She earned the top mountain chef honor — which equates to an Oscar in the restaurant world — in Chicago on Monday night at the James Beard Foundation’s first in-person celebration since 2019.

Why is this important: Glover, whose restaurant is located in the Stanley Marketplace food hall, is a longtime leader in the Denver-area restaurant industry.

  • When it comes to her food, she sticks to her guns when the battlefield is ever-changing.

What they say : “After the past two and a half years, I’m in shock,” Glover, multiple James Beard Award finalist and semi-finalist, said in an interview with Monica Eng of Axios Chicago.

  • “I can’t believe we’re still here considering the cards we’ve been dealt. But being able to represent Aurora specifically in this great arena means the world to me.”

The bottom line: “Restaurants are not a luxury,” she said in her acceptance speech.

  • “We are essential. And it’s time for us to start being treated that way.”

To note : From top new restaurants to outstanding chefs, 13 Centennial State restaurants and restaurateurs earned James Beard the lead this year.

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